Portugal defender Jose Fonte agrees to 2-year deal with Lille
Portugal defender Jose Fonte is set to continue his much-traveled career in the north of France after agreeing to a two-year deal with Lille.
The 34-year-old Fonte started all four games at the World Cup in Russia as Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16.
Two years ago, he was a member of the squad that won the European Championship in France.
Lille said in a statement Fonte will sign "in the coming days" following medical tests.
The former Crystal Palace, Southampton, and West Ham centre-back played only a few matches with Chinese club Dalian Yifang this year before terminating his contract.
He is the second international to join Lille this summer, joining former France forward Loic Remy.
"It's a new challenge for me -- hopefully it will be successful," Fonte said.